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Nikon micro-nikkor 105/4 AI'd version with pullout hood
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:07 am    Post subject: Nikon micro-nikkor 105/4 AI'd version with pullout hood Reply with quote

My Nikon to OM 4/3 adapter arrived today. So I took this lens out for a
quick test. Very overcast skies and rained 10 minutes after shooting
these.

at f5.6:





at f11:



and a hasty pic of the lens taken with a Canon G1:



Bill


PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Nikon ! Excellent shoots even if lights wasn't optimal.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! What happened to the colours in the third pic?


PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
Nice! What happened to the colours in the third pic?


This is pretty close to what I saw, the light was making the colors go
wonky.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, OK! I know what you mean!


PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple from today. The wind played havoc on focusing, unfortunately. I have a Nikon nikkor 50/1.8 I'll be trying, next.





taken at f4 and f5.6

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris, just took this tonight, "a moth is born"



Same lens, of course. Took it with shining a Xenon-bulbed flashlight at
it in order to focus on it.

Yep, I luv Nikon micro-nikkors!



Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, this is at the same time, one of the most fascinating and one of the most disgusting photos that I ever saw!!


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots, and very sharp. Cool


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Bill, this is at the same time, one of the most fascinating and one of the most disgusting photos that I ever saw!!


Glad to feed to your ambivalence, buddy! Laughing I was gonna take more
pictures of it, but I got hungry and ate it. Kinda crunchy, tastes like
licorice... Laughing Not!

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob wrote:
Great shots, and very sharp. Cool


Thanks, Bob, some are sharper than others. Wink

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff, Bill. I espcially like the first one. Now I know why you shot the moths.

Nipon


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow ! You should proud about this capture! Excellent!


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Wow ! You should proud about this capture! Excellent!


Thanks, Attila, but I wish it turned out better! Here's some more just 7
hours later (first shot at 1am and these at 8am, approximately).







same Nikon lens at f5.6 and f8

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigmango wrote:
Great stuff, Bill. I espcially like the first one. Now I know why you shot the moths.

Nipon


Thanks, Nipon! Smile

Bill


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*wow*
Now I know what was the model for h.r. giger and his alien. Stunning shots!

Michael


PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Michael,
H.R. Geeger is one of my faves! Laughing I think that's how his names is
pronounced, with a hard "G".

Bill


PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:

H.R. Geeger is one of my faves! Laughing I think that's how his names is
pronounced, with a hard "G".

Bill


He is a swiss designer, so I think you are right. We spell a "g" hard and "i" like you do it with "ee". But I think Carsten is the expert here Very Happy

According to wikipedia Giger has done artwork for Dead Kennedys. I have their holidy in cambodia in my ears since I saw the threads here with pictures of cambodia by bigmango - bad times, good that they are over.
*ooops* off topic, sorry!

Michael


PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I am an expert! Shocked Wink

Actually, his name is spelled "H.R. Giger", I'm pretty sure it is pronounced like [geeger] which starts with a "g" as in "garden" and and first vowel as in "tea" (of course without local accents!) and an ending "-er as in "tiger".

More? Here: http://www.hrgiger.com/


PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, Giger is a fave, and back in the late 70's early 80's somewhere
I bought a couple calendars featuring his work (it seems back then I
would either get the Boris Vallejo, or his calendar. I was looking at
one my mom's old books, a collection of stories and poems by Edgar
Alan Poe and illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg, marvelous wood and ink
engravings, are you two guys familiar with his work?

Bill


PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I tested the 105/4 wide open today:





Yep, that darn cat again... Rolling Eyes These are uncropped, just downsized to
fit your itty-bitty screen! Laughing

I really like this lens!

Bill


PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:

I really like this lens!
Bill


Yes, very surgical sharpness achieved.
Nikon has never failed in a macro lens and this one is no exception.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, Chris, when I'm dead, you can have it! Laughing Actually, these come up
from time to time on ebay. Be prepared to pay a little for them, tho. I
got this one for $150 plus $18 shipping (San Francisco). It was a BIN for
that, but I've seen the same lens go for over $200 in a bidding frenzy.